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Can machine learning make sense of the NFL's big data?

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When it comes to using data to determine how to build a team or manage a game, the National Football League appears years behind its professional sports brethren such as Major League Baseball and the National Basketball Association. But perhaps the increasing popularity of machine learning can change that by...
Can machine learning make sense of the NFL's big data?
Yes, we should be afraid of facial-recognition software

How Did Yahoo CEO Go a Decade With "Inadvertent Error" on His Resume?

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The gut instinct for many people looking at news that Yahoo CEO Scott Thompson listed a degree he does not hold on his resume is that it's the allegation of a disgruntled investor who is splitting hairs. But consider what Thompson embellished (or, according to Yahoo, inadvertently put on his resume):...
How Did Yahoo CEO Go a Decade With "Inadvertent Error" on His Resume?
Why Nate Silver Won, And Why It Matters

Carlos Miller Arrested (Again) For Perfectly Legal Photography

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Thanks to an enforced climate of fear, law enforcement and security agencies remain deeply suspicious of photography in public places. Despite the fact that most public places are now covered in cameras erected by law enforcement and security, the prevailing view seems to be that a member of the public...
Carlos Miller Arrested (Again) For Perfectly Legal Photography

Joe McNally obituary

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My friend and former boss Joe McNally, who has died of cancer aged 69, launched Compaq into the UK personal computer market in 1984, shortly after the company was founded in the US. He did so on his own, apart from a secretary, with initial funds of $40,000 and a...
Joe McNally obituary

Press Start: Call of Duty Ghosts release date leaked, Xbox 360 release hype analysed - and more

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Plus, how publishers are approaching game development wrong, the best 2D fighting game backgrounds and the gamification of beerA selection of links, hand-picked by the Guardian games writers.Call of Duty Ghosts release date, gameplay details and next gen engine leaked - Xbox 360 - The Official MagazineTesco is apparently at...
Press Start: Call of Duty Ghosts release date leaked, Xbox 360 release hype analysed - and more

Q&A with Contour's Marc Barros: The best entrepreneurs have a 'gut instinct'

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Jeff Dickey interviews entrepreneur Marc Barros “I was supposed to be an accountant,” says Marc Barros, who’s now the co-founder and CEO of Contour, one of the fastest-growing technology companies in the Pacific Northwest. The former University of Washington soccer player set out to solve a simple problem — find a...
Q&A with Contour's Marc Barros: The best entrepreneurs have a 'gut instinct'
How data proved the real winner in Obama reelection, Nate Silver's rise to prediction fame

Champions League Napoli v Chelsea: five things we learned | Dominic Fifield

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André Villas-Boas does not sit on the fence while Napoli's attacking threat is slick but the Italians are not unbeatable1 Villas-Boas is really not one to sit on the fenceGut instinct suggested André Villas-Boas's team selection bordered on professional suicide. Having lost John Terry early in the day with an...
Champions League Napoli v Chelsea: five things we learned | Dominic Fifield

INTERVIEW: Evernote Cofounder Phil Libin Wants To Build A 100 Year Company

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Phil Libin started Evernote because he wanted an external brain, somewhere he could stash all this notes and photos. He hasn't strayed from that vision since he started the company. Libin sold two startups -- an Internet development company called Engine 5 and identity management provider CoreStreet. But both of those...
INTERVIEW: Evernote Cofounder Phil Libin Wants To Build A 100 Year Company

Carlos Miller Arrested (Again) For Perfectly Legal Photography

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Thanks to an enforced climate of fear, law enforcement and security agencies remain deeply suspicious of photography in public places. Despite the fact that most public places are now covered in cameras erected by law enforcement and security, the prevailing view seems to be that a member of the public...
Carlos Miller Arrested (Again) For Perfectly Legal Photography

Nate Silver drives home a victory for data science

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This is a guest post by data scientist David Smith While I’m pleased with the outcome of yesterday’s election in political terms, I’m equally thrilled about the victory for data science versus gut instinct, philosophy and fundamentals. This was nowhere better exemplified than on Fox News last night, were Republican strategist Karl Rove refused...
Nate Silver drives home a victory for data science
Venture capital picks up the Moneyball strategy
The biggest obstacle to embracing big data? You.

Election 2012 is 'big data' nerds' gut punch to traditional punditry

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The world’s best number crunchers did more than predict the outcome of the presidential election: they may have helped a candidate get elected. As Time’s Swampland reported, political staffer Jim Messina implemented a highly deliberate, number-driven campaign strategy. With Messina at the helm, Obama’s staff-members made decisions based on...
Election 2012 is 'big data' nerds' gut punch to traditional punditry

Rewind radio: The Beatdown with Scroobius Pip; Phil Williams; Afternoon Drama: Kokomo - review

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Scroobius Pip proved the ideal musical host while the best of the week's drama asked unsettling questions about our digital livesThe Beatdown with Scroobius Pip (Xfm)Phil Williams (5 Live) | iPlayerAfternoon Drama: Kokomo (R4) | iPlayerYou may have noticed that this column tends to concentrate on speech radio, as opposed...
Rewind radio: The Beatdown with Scroobius Pip; Phil Williams; Afternoon Drama: Kokomo - review
RightScale sees uptick in cloud adoption and multi-cloud use

A geek’s guide to presenting to business people

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This post is brought to you by Citrix GoToMeeting Like it or not, no matter how many degrees in advanced mathematics, computer science, engineering, etc. that you have, somewhere along the line, you will be asked to present in front of a group. Presenting to fellow lovers of all...
A geek’s guide to presenting to business people

Obituary: Angel investor Robert Arnold helped dozens of Seattle entrepreneurs take flight

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Robert Arnold. Photo via The New York Times Seattle lost one of its most prolific angel investors last month when former banking executive Robert Arnold died at the age of 84 after a brief illness. Arnold was one of the most active angel investors in the Pacific Northwest, using his...
Obituary: Angel investor Robert Arnold helped dozens of Seattle entrepreneurs take flight

New on techITeasy: E’ship diary part 7: Gut Instinct vs. Calculation, or On Managing Uncertainty http://goo.gl/fb/ooHWi

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New on techITeasy: E’ship diary part 7: Gut Instinct vs. Calculation, or On Managing Uncertainty http://goo.gl/fb/ooHWi
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